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Pirates Sign Jake Fox and Shairon Martis

Pirates Sign Jake Fox and Shairon Martis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed utility player Jake Fox and right handed pitcher Shairon Martis to minor league deals, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.

Fox turned 29 in July, and has a career .237/.288/.425 line in 489 at-bats in his major league career.  He's played first base, third base, the two corner outfield positions, and has caught in his four year major league career.  We heard rumors during the season that the Pirates were interested in Fox, and they also expressed interest in him last off-season.

Martis turns 25 in March and has pitched 106.1 innings in the majors, with his last stint coming in 2009 at the age of 22.  He has a combined 5.33 ERA, along with a 4.8 K/9 and a 4.3 BB/9 ratio.  The right hander put up a 3.05 ERA in 133 innings at the AA level last ...

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